Have you seen the latest TIOBE rankings report?
The TIOBE Programming Community index is an indicator of the popularity of programming languages. The index is updated once a month. The ratings are based on the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses and third party vendors. Popular search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube and Baidu are used to calculate the ratings. Observe that the TIOBE index is not about the best programming language or the language in which most lines of code have been written.
This month Python has moved from 5th last year to 4th place this year. Java is still in the number 1 spot. Objective-C continues to lose territory from last year, dropping from 6th to 15th place. Groovy has really moved up since last year, but has yet to break into the top 10. High performance Assembly is now also in the top 10.
The TIOBE Top 10 for this month:
|Jul 2016||Jul 2015||Change||Programming Language||Ratings||Change|
|8||8||Visual Basic .NET||2.517%||+0.09%|
You can see that Java is the 2015 Hall Of Fame winner because it had the highest rise in ratings in one year. This means the popularity of this language has increased. Read the entire results at this site.